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Despite adversity, T&T on verge of World Cup berth

Despite adversity, T&T on verge of World Cup berth

Jennifer Gordon October 21, 2014 6

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When the final whistle blew in the U.S. women’s national team’s 6-0 win over Haiti on Monday, the happiest team at RFK Stadium likely wasn’t on the field. The win by

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Second spot in Group A still a three-horse race

Second spot in Group A still a three-horse race

The Equalizer Staff October 20, 2014 4

The United States women’s national team takes on Haiti on Monday in World Cup qualifying (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1) knowing that a win or draw will send it through to the semifinals as group

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Heath makes statement in win over Guatemala

Heath makes statement in win over Guatemala

Jeff Kassouf October 18, 2014 43

Tobin Heath found herself fighting for playing time all year with the U.S. women’s national team, trying to find her role in a team that still has seemingly very few absolutes. She played in

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Shirley Cruz: A trailblazer for Costa Rica

Shirley Cruz: A trailblazer for Costa Rica

Jeff Kassouf October 16, 2014 5

Shirley Cruz might be the best player in CONCACAF who you’ve never heard of. She won the UEFA Champions League title twice with Lyon in 2011 and 2012 — as well as six straight

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GK Forbes says T&T didn’t fear ‘mighty’ USWNT

GK Forbes says T&T didn’t fear ‘mighty’ USWNT

Jeff Kassouf October 16, 2014 21

Opponents once feared the United States. The U.S. women would bury teams with ease and not give a hoot about how ugly the score got. At 2012 Olympic qualifying, the U.S. beat the Dominican

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Five things to know: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Five things to know: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Jeff Kassouf October 15, 2014 35

The CONCACAF Women’s Championship – which doubles as World Cup qualifying – starts Wednesday, with three automatic berths to Canada 2015 on the line. The fourth-place finisher will get one last shot at the

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Mother, sister, ambassador: Bob Marley’s daughter helps Jamaica with World Cup qualifying journey

Mother, sister, ambassador: Bob Marley’s daughter helps Jamaica with World Cup qualifying journey

Jeff Kassouf October 13, 2014 16

In Jamaica, the Marley name garners the utmost respect. And soccer – football to the locals – is one of the Caribbean island’s most popular sports. But women’s football is a different story. Ten

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For impoverished Trinidad & Tobago team, greatest challenges are off of field

For impoverished Trinidad & Tobago team, greatest challenges are off of field

Jeff Kassouf October 8, 2014 20

Well before practice begins for the United States women’s national team — the world’s No. 1 team — the typically immaculate field is ready for the training session ahead. Cones are perfectly distanced off

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Baldwin hoping recent experience pushes Tennessee

Baldwin hoping recent experience pushes Tennessee

Jennifer Gordon October 7, 2014 5

For University of Tennessee freshman midfielder Carlyn Baldwin, 2014 has been a year of late runs. The 18-year-old made the United States’ U-20 Women’s World Cup roster this past summer despite not being on

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Ellis’ roster challenge: continuity without conformity

Ellis’ roster challenge: continuity without conformity

Jeff Kassouf October 6, 2014 118

Jill Ellis won’t talk about formations. She hears your questions about formations – Is this a 4-3-3? Do you need more emphasis on a holding midfielder? – and she promptly shifts the conversation to

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